Retreat Journey to Freedom in Glastonbury, UK
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Journey to Freedom in Glastonbury
Join us for this unique weekend retreat of life transforming workshops, rituals & sharings in the heart of the beautiful city of Glastonbury in Somerset, UK.
Dive deep into discovering more about yourself, developing your abilities and enhance all parts of your life. Go home re-vitalised along with tools & techniques to use on a daily basis to keep you grounded & motivated.
Enjoy the magic of Glastonbury and its surrounding lush nature where you certainly feel the energies all around.
I have been on my third retreat with Gary and always learn something new. Gary is a very inspiring teacher and leaves you thinking how to reach your best potential. I would definitely recommend Freedo as I think everyone should try it out especially if you want to achieve a dream or explore your mind further. I see myself going on many more retreats. Thank you Gary.
Louise Nicola Wright
Friday 21st May, 2021 at 7.30 pm ~ Welcome Gathering
We begin our retreat at the cottage studio at 7.30pm, get to know each other & share expectations for the weekend, a brief introduction to the weekend, followed by a journey into our body using art therapy & a body shaping ritual to create a strong base for our personal transformation.
Saturday 22nd May at 10.30am
Spend the morning relaxing, meditating, breakfasting or taking a walk in the beautiful city of Glastonbury or in nature.
We will meet at the cottage studio at 10.30am to continue on the next part of our journey.
To begin a new journey we must first release anything from our past that may still be holding us back in some way. We journey back using past regression time line therapy, remembering old experiences and allowing our body to process them fully. We make our way back to the present, feeling lighter and more motivated to move forward in life.
A breathwork ritual completes our journey by releasing subtle energies hiding deep within our body cells.
Free time to explore the town, nourish yourself with the amazing food choices, shop for crystals in the beautiful town of Glastonbury, eat raw chocolate from the “chocolate love temple”, walk up the hill of Glastonbury Tor to visit the roofless St. Michael's Tower, bathe in the white spring well, meditate there or simply rest and re-energise.
8pm at the Cottage studio
Time to lighten up our energy with an amazing psycho-drama journey enabling us to tap into our inner divine feminine power, bringing her to the surface, following with a dance ritual to express her into our lives.
Sunday 23rd May at 10.30am
Relax, take a walk, enjoy some breakfast before meeting at 10.30am at the cottage studio for the next part of our journey. We begin with a shaking ritual followed by a special mix of freestyle kinesiology that strengthens our inner power. This technique changes our body cell memory, transforming old habits and creating new ones. This literally draws our spirit into our body and through into the earth, helping us feel more grounded and stable.
Enjoy local food, take a beautiful walk into chalice well gardens, meditate by the sacred well, drink from the healing waters or simply rest and re-vitalise.
4pm at the cottage studio
Feel the power of appreciation and gratitude as we delve into this beautiful process, healing and energising as we experience the abundance of life. A cacao ceremony where we drink together, share and set new intentions to enhance our lives and live our dreams. We will complete our sacred journey together which will end around 7pm.
The investment if paid early and in full by 1st May is £145 (otherwise £185 after this date). No food or accommodation included.
If you are struggling financially please let us know and we will try to accommodate you if possible.
Accommodation & Food
We can help you find accommodation and also recommend places to eat in and around Glastonbury. The choice and cost is your responsibility, as we only organise and charge to cover the retreat work and space.
We find this works well because everyone can stay and eat where they choose.
Creating a safe space
We always try to create a safe space for you, to share your experiences and discover your inner self. We encourage everyone to take great care of themselves, so if you feel triggered, overwhelmed or need time to process, feel free to share or leave/stay away from the workshop.
Although we endeavour to take care of each person’s needs, this isn’t always possible or practical in every situation. Please understand that we are no replacement for doctors, psychologists for people with serious mental health issues.
You can get there by train, bus, car or check out blablacar.co.uk to get a carpool.Glastonbury by rail from London The quickest but most expensive option is by train from London's Paddington Station to Castle Cary, approximately 1½ hours. It is then a fairly lengthy and expensive taxi (best pre booked) of about 25 minutes to Glastonbury.
A cheaper but slower train option from London is to catch a train from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. From close to the station you can get a bus to Glastonbury on its way to Street. Note the bus takes 90 minutes to perform this journey and the train from London takes the best part of two hours.Glastonbury by bus from London The cheapest option between London and Glastonbury is National Express or Berrys coaches that take 3 to 4 hours to do the journey direct.
Normally there is only one service a day for both companies, leaving London in the evening and Glastonbury early morning. National Express run from Victoria Coach Station in London, Berrys from Hammersmith Bus Station.
National Express also operate very frequently between London and Bristol from where you can get a local bus to Glastonbury taking around 90 minutes.
The Bristol - London service normally operates with a stop at London Heathrow Airport and there are services to Gatwick Airport as well.
If you need a pick up from any station please let us know.
> Local bus services are provided by Buses of Somerset (part of First), First West of England, Frome Bus & Libra Travel. The main routes are to Bristol via Wells, to Bridgwater, to Yeovil via Street and to Taunton. There is also a coach service to London Victoria provided by Berrys.
By car The main road in the town is the A39 which passes through Glastonbury from Wells connecting the town with Street and the M5 motorway. The other roads around the town are small and run across the levels generally following the drainage ditches.
- The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace and get back in touch with nature
- Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been
- Become stronger mentally and find inner peace
- A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life
- Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body
- The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
- Drop out of “normal life” for a period
- Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own
- Give yourself some much-needed structure
- Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
- Meet new people and learn new methods to take home
What is Freedo?
Freedo is a journey to finding freedom using the power of symbols.
It is a unique, interactive, thought provoking and playful way to explore more about yourself. 25 powerful processes help you use the power of symbols to enhance your life.
What is freedom?
Freedom is having the ability to use everything in your life to optimise it.
To gain this ability you simply learn, understand and demonstrate. You can apply this to all aspects of your life, including your relationships, health, wealth, work, hobbies, leisure, social and spiritual.
What is a symbol?
A symbol is something that has a meaning. Therefore a symbol can be absolutely anything because everything has a meaning.
A symbol can be a word, smell, image, sound, taste or sensation. An emotion, job, hobby or sport, a relationship, nature, our health.
How do you use the power of a symbol?
You could use the power of fear to run away from danger, love to create a dream job, clarity to see what you want, maths to be an accountant, football to become a footballer, communication to create harmony, order to get what you want, addiction to something good, your liver to detox your body, magic to create something new, intuition to know what to do, a tree to feel stable, an elephant to feel strong.
Play Freedo at home by yourself or with friends, join one of our group webinars or workshops, have a private session, come on a retreat or do the training. Firstly you choose a symbol to explore, it may be something you wish to release like a negative emotion or situation, or something you want to improve, like money, a relationship or confidence. It could also be something that's bothering you or something you simply want to explore. You then pick one of the 25 cards, each card is a process made up of 3 elements, a reading gives you more insights, a journey takes you much deeper & a ritual helps you use the power of your symbol to enhance your life.For further information please follow the link to our website www.freedo.guru
About the organizers
Gary Winer studied self-development for over 30 years. He has worked as a Life coach and spiritual guide for the last 20 years and developed Freedo together with Bob Chandler to help people find freedom in their lives.
So far he has hosted 13 international retreats and loves to bring people together to help them live their dream.
Nadine Hauser is his partner and also responsible for the organisational part of Freedo so in case you have any questions, complaints or suggestions (before or during the retreat) please contact her directly.
They both try their best to make your retreat as comfortable as possible and provide a unique experience you’ll never forget.
Situated in Somerset, 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol, Glastonbury is best known for its Tor (hill) and Abbey as well as the Glastonbury Festival, which is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world (200k).
Visitors come to see the colourful quirky little town at the heart of Somerset, shop for incense or crystals in one of the new age shops and try some of the local (vegan) eateries.
In contrast, neighbouring village of Street is home to famous Clarks village shopping centre with a large array of high street shops.
The legendary village of Glastonbury has been recognized as a spiritual centre since the megalithic era. It is the site of the first Christian church in the British Isles and claimed to be the Isle of Avalon of the King Arthur tale.
In Glastonbury, history, myth and legend combine in such a way that most visitors cannot fail to feel the “vibes” and powerful atmosphere of the town. For not only is Glastonbury the cradle of Christianity in England but is also reputed to be the burial place of King Arthur.
Glastonbury is said to lie on a ‘ley line’ – part of an implied network of impressionistic significance said to run across the land in straight, intersecting lengths not unlike a cobweb. These are said by believers to link or align ancient monuments, notable landscape features and settlements across the world on a series of invisible energy pathways.
The lake from which Glastonbury Tor (the famous hill with its roofless St. Michael's Tower) once rose as an island would, as early as the 12thcentury, become entwined with the legend of Britain’s most famous (and famously intangible) British king. A clue is in the adopted romantic name for the region: the Vale of Avalon.Chalice Well & The White Spring Glastonbury
According to legend the Chalice Well is believed to have sprung from the ground at the location where the chalice (the Holy Grail), that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper and in which drops of his blood were caught during the Crucifixion was placed.
The sacred vessel is believed to have been placed into the well by 'Joseph of Arimathea'. The well itself is thought to have been built by the Druids, and that the water the gushes from it, reddish in colour and tasting of iron, has been claimed to have magical powers.
The colour of the water and the taste according to legend is said to symbolise the iron nails that were used at the Crucifixion. Visitors can still drink the water which is today believed to possess healing properties.
For others with a more mystical, pagan outlook the waters are acknowledged as the essence of life, the gift from Mother Earth to sustain its living forms. There are events that take place through the year at Chalice Wells for followers of this outlook. The famous well is located at the back of the ample garden, and there are benches located throughout for relaxing and taking in the beauty, contemplation and meditation. The water flows through the garden and there is a small pool where you can paddle or bathe in the waters.
Chalice Well is located just east of Glastonbury and is on the marked way from the town centre to Glastonbury Tor.
Less than 100 metres from the Chalice Well, famous for its red water, flows a second and uniquely related well, the 'White spring'. The white spring is a calcium and energy rich well that flows up at the foot of Glastonbury Tor.
So there are two springs, one, tasting sweet with calcium, leaves a white trail. The other, tasting metallic with iron leaves its mark in red. Both have healing properties in their flow to believers.
Unlike Chalice Wells this spring has not been protected. At the moment it's in the hands of enthusiasts trying to resurrect the well into a 'temple'. The spring used to be a Victorian reservoir, and a water source for the town of Glastonbury. The buildings from this that enclose the spring are being upgraded to make it a Temple, as attractive as Chalice Well next door. In true Temple tradition no-one is charged or paid. Keepers and custodians, artists and craftspeople, give their time and work freely. As a result there is limited but regular opening hours.